Brewed by Brasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Montignies-sur-Roc, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1482   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Abbaye des Rocs (9% alcohol vol.) is a pure malt beer, with no added sugar. The entire range of tastes is directly linked to the double fermentation, the precise quantities of malts (7 types) as well as the mixtures of three kinds of hops (Belgian, German and Czech). Its colour is a striking deep and majestic red. Its taste is rich and full of subtlety. It is tasted like a red wine with which it shares the ruby colour without having the tannin. It develops a strong sweet smell. It confirms the initial impression in the first mouthful, with a sharp body that is balanced with a certain fruitiness. It frees itself on the palate and develops an impressive depth of taste. Some traces of burnt wood are detectable, but never scorched even if it contains this kind of malt. The foretaste is very prolonged because of its rich and unctuous development throughout the mouth. The bitter and sugar tendencies (even though there is no sugar in its composition) compete and come back together to the taster's great satisfaction. It is a deep, mystic and extremely mature beer to be classed among the great products of our soil.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackisle (1522) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Deep dark brown, small frothy beige head, mostly diminishing, light lacing; complex nose, dark malt, dried fruits (prune, date, raisin), caramel, brown sugar, ahorn syrup, cocoa, cinnamon, cloves; taste medium heavy sweet and slightly bitter, dark fruit, caramel, woody notes, alcohol; full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, sweet taste continues in the aftertaste, spicy notes, some licorice, light bitter touch in the finish; really great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (369) - ITALY - SEP 16, 2015
Rossa scura con riflessi color rubino, schiuma beige di media persistenza. Aroma di nocciola e anice, tostato, caramello, uva passa e leggero fico secco. Al palato sempre nocciola, uva passa e amarena, leggero cioccolato e caramello. Anche se prevale il dolce è equilibrata da una piacevole coda amaricante erbacea. Corpo medio-pieno, ben carbonata, oleosa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1765) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 5, 2015
dark brown colour with ruby notes, 1 inch creamy beige head, which lasts for severl minutes; aroma of dried fruits (figs and raisin), caramel, some minimal herbal notes, biscuit and spicy alcohol; taste of dried fruits, candy sugar, biscuity notes, hints of mild roasted coffee and minimal sourness; spicy alcoholic aftertaste with some bitterness; excellent Belgian strong ale for reasonable price - one of the best value for money, I’ve ever experienced

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamsen78 (4690) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2015
Bottle to celebrate my 3rd anniversary on RateBeer. Pours hazy copper brown with airy but stable beige head. Clear aroma of malt and caramel, with fruity and leafy notes and touches of hops. Sweetish notes, of malt, raisins, caramel and fruit, with hoppy and estery notes and some faint dusty touches. Dusty and estery aftertaste with fruity hints. Rich body. Well-balanced and very enjoyable. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
guzgorog (584) - FRANCE - AUG 30, 2015
Robe brune avec des reflets rouges, mousse beige assez haute qui disparait lentement en laissant une dentellle sur le verre. Nez automnal de fruits secs, de fruits rouges et de caramel. Bouche d’une grande complexité sur les fruits secs, le preneau, la fraise, la framboise, le caramel, des notes d’excellents spiritueux. Le corps est rond complexe, excellente carbo. La longueur est interminable. Bière extraordinaire qui mérite sans doute d’être vieillie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (4817) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2015
7/28/2007 4:10:54 PM Bottle at home. And what a bottle - lot 2009. Have been looking forward to this one. Smells quite skunky, rich, sugary. Very large foamy head. Quite strong flavour. Malty, textured. Lots of tastes into the finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bdunhill (255) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2015
With quite a nutty aroma, this beer pours perfectly with a big frofy head and a dark brown complexion. This brown beer has a complex flavour that lingers and keeps you coming back for more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
colui72 (488) - HONG KONG - AUG 13, 2015
Pours dark brown with creamy white head. Aroma of malts and cherries. Taste is sweet, malts, caramel, dark fruits, molasses, spices. Creamy, smooth... masterpiece!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobyFischer (208) - FRANCE - AUG 11, 2015
Robe de grosse belge, noire reflets rouges et mousse blanc cassé. Nez d’épices, cannelle, vanille. En bouche, très fruité, acidulé, fruits rouges, liqueur, cerises (et fraises). Les neufs degrés sont discrets. Bon !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hikeg (192) - - JUL 31, 2015
Pours brown with large light brown frothy head. Aroma is malty, sugar, raisin, date, toffee, cinnamon, milk chocolate and rasberry. Flavour is sweet, port-like - bitter, hint of smoke in the finish. Body is medium to full, palate is oily, carbonation is lively.

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